| Jun 4, 2011
| 4:14 PM
Five people are dead and at least 11 others were wounded in overnight shooting incidents in Chicago, police said.
The first fatality stemmed from a 10:50 p.m. Friday shooting in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. Police found a 30-year-old man with...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 5:23 PM
Five homicides were recorded in Chicago on Monday, making it the deadliest day of the year so far, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
At about 1:50 a.m., a 25-year-old man was shot and killed in the 5600 block of South May Street in...
| Jun 11, 2011
| 10:33 AM
The Chicago Blues Festival, several neighborhood festivals, an international soccer double-header at Soldier Field and the Chicago World Naked Bike Ride are among weekend events that could snarl traffic in Chicago this weekend.
The blues event takes over...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 2:10 PM
Repairs on a section of North Lake Shore Drive are moving from patching the base to repaving the surface this week, and the bottom line for drivers is that lane closings -- and traffic delays -- will continue, officials said.
The resurfacing work,...
| Jul 3, 2011
| 10:22 AM
Two people were seriously injured when the pickup truck they were in collided with a freight train locomotive in Itasca early this morning, officials said.
The collision between the truck and one of two attached locomotives happened about 2:53 a.m. on...
| Jul 15, 2011
Like "linoleum," "escalator" and "zipper," the term "semicustom house" infiltrated our language as a marketing term then stuck like caulk to a contractor's boot.
Merriam-Webster Dictionary still does not acknowledge the term. ("Semiantique," "semi-ionic"...
| Feb 24, 2011
| 11:48 AM
A Cook County judge set bail at $600,000 today for a Chicago man charged with reckless homicide, leaving the scene of an accident and possession of a stolen vehicle in a crash that killed two people last year.
Renardo Wilson, 24, had originally only...
| Nov 8, 2010
| 11:03 AM
Ask any senior, and they'll tell you retirement is no time to put your feet up. Experts have been telling us for years that walking is the best route to physical, emotional and social health. (Your feet should be meeting pavement at least 30 minutes a day...
| Dec 21, 2010
Here is a list of all the homes/streets nominated for the 2010 Christmas Lights Tour.
Not all of them made the final tour story, but in many cases, that was because they didn't fit well into one of the six tour routes. So if you live near any of these...
| Jul 10, 2011
| 8:16 AM
Four people have been hospitalized in serious-to-critical condition after a traffic accident on the Northwest Side this morning, fire officials said.
The accident occurred at Irving Park Road and Nordica Avenue in the Dunning neighborhood on the...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 7:33 AM
Bond was set at $500,000 today for a Carol Stream man accused of driving drunk when he drove his pickup truck into a freight train locomotive a week ago in Itasca, causing the death of a passenger in his car.
Jeffrey S. Fisher, 39, of the 700 block of...
| Mar 2, 2011
| 8:44 AM
The FBI today released photos of the "Lunch Box Bandit," and asked for the public's help in finding the man who has robbed at least two North Side banks, carrying away the cash in a plastic or vinyl blue lunch box.
His most recent theft occured Jan....